Saudi Arabia Iqama Renewal Fees for 2021/1442
Residence permits in Saudi Arabia (Iqama) are required to be renewed periodically. Iqama renewal requires certain fee payments such as work permit fees and MOI Iqama fees. If an expatriate has family members in his sponsorship, he must pay the Dependent Levy for each member to get Iqama renewed. The following are the Iqama Renewal Fees for 2021.
House drivers (Saiq Khas), home-makers, and other domestic workers are exempt from work permit fees (Maktab Amal Fees). Small establishments with five or fewer employees are also exempt from work permit fees (if the owner of the firm registered himself as a worker).
Saudi Arabia is now allowed to issue and renew residency permits and work permits for three months as a minimum period. This will enable individuals and companies to pay Iqama renewal fees quarterly instead of annually.
The regular Iqama fees are as follows,
MOI Iqama Fees
MOI Iqama Fees: SR 650
Work permit fees (Maktab Amal Levy)
Work Permit Fees: SR 700 or SR 800 per month (Based on Saudization)
SR 400 per month per dependent.
Penalty on Iqama Expiry
If your Iqama has already expired, there will be a penalty of SR 500 for the first time and SR 1,000 for the second time for failing to renew the Iqama.
Iqama Renewal is the Employer’s Responsibility
The employer is responsible for renewing the iqama’s of his workers. As per Article 40 (1) of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to pay for the iqama renewal and iqama issuance fee. As per Article 144 of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide health care and insurance to each employee.